Help On The Way-> Slipknot!, The Music Never Stopped, They Love Each Other, Beat It On Down The Line*-> Franklin's Tower, Big River, It Must Have Been The Roses, Truckin'-> The Eleven Jam-> Drums -> Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey-> Not Fade Away -> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad -> One More Saturday Night
April 1, 2019 Subject:
10th Trip Around the Sun
Awesome show. I'd give it more than five stars if I could. Every show from '75 -- there's of course only four of them -- two of those just one set shows -- is a gem. Show is looser played than the classic 8/13 Great American Music Hall, but this show in Golden Gate Park absolutely rocks. So far, working backwards from '95, this stands out as my favorite of the trips around the sun. The Franklin's Tower is featured on the definitive live story.
May 16, 2018 Subject:
Any show with King Solomon’s Marbles is fine by me!
This is a great show for the infrequent ‘75 performances. Great song selection, audio sounds wonderful, lovely audience ambience and band clarity, performances are solid, each player seems excited to play their creations. 1975 was Jazzy ‘Dead at their best IMO, with ‘74 being the come up and ‘76 being the waves and the plateau of that sonic aesthetic. Anyway, I love this show. 5/5
April 13, 2016 Subject:
Surprised to have not reviewed this yet. People like the GAMH show a lot, and it's great, but I think Golden Gate Park is the best show of '75. Even Donna sounds sweet, and this is the beginning of a very sweet-sounding period for her. She mostly sounded really good from '75 thru '76, and then got caterwaulish again. One of my favorite periods of the Dead's music, that.
August 8, 2014 Subject:
Sweet Day in the Park
First off, these were the last few years of window pane acid. Cheap and plentiful. the audience was full of it, I made sure and gave away tons. I was a gorgeous day in the park. Diga Rhythm Band and Jefferson Starship also played, I think Zulu opened, Papa John Creach's band.
I was just off to the right an the first bump about 60 feet back, the joints were everywhere and no one stopped us. The police were there for crowd control. For a free show the sound was fantastic. The hills were lined with hippies and freaks, hair was everywhere.
At one point the White Panthers asked for donations to pay for all the costs involved in putting on the show. They sent 30-50 people out into the audience between the JS and Dead to collect money in coffee cans. My unstable girlfriend thought they were coming to get us and freaked out, not spoiling my fine trip girl, I was 17 at this point. She calmed down finally and enjoyed the music. She did that a lot, I got used to it, acid was not her friend.
Afterwards as the fog rolled in and people scattered you could see Craig C from the JS walking around taking pictures with various people. A group of us came upon a girl in a sleeping bag screaming, then we saw another person, she was being raped, poor form. A lady I know ran up and asked if she knew the guy or consented, she said no so my friend kicked the guy repeatedly with her hiking boots (waffle stompers)he got nailed by a few of us guys as well. The cops paid no heed. He ran, shirtless, shoeless and barely had pants. That was the worst thing I ever saw at a Dead show.
The entire show was a gem at the peak of the Dead the JS and of course Diga. Infreakingcreadible day. Never will I forget it. Sure wish they would have shows like that again. They were smaller and less organized in the earlier 70's. Tons of fun, take the family, enjoy a picnic, drop acid, float, dance, melt.
January 3, 2014 Subject:
Roll away the dew
The call and response during Franklin's is top shelf.
"A woman in labor" perhaps the Dead need a warning label:
Help>Slip= Has been known to induce LABOR in the State of California.
The MUSIC NEVER was real sweet pretty sure I like this version with Donna better than the SNACK benefit earlier in the year sans Donna.
Not so sure about the T.L.E.O because I recently listened to the one from Dane, Wi.- 73 and I am not sure any version could even approach that one.
But the general vibe of this show is festive even with the calls for doctors and stretchers.
Phil joking about playing TRUCKIN.
The ROSES is pretty strong here- good harmonies and Jerry's voice is solid gold.
Here comes that correctly pronounced T-R-U-C-K-iN
This is not the crispness of Great American music Hall yet being very laid back is its strength and when it comes down to it we probably have this show to thank for a resumption of touring in 1976 the format for touring in 76 runs much more like this show than the more intricate and rehearsed GAMH.
Still you need both!!!
Nice Jam of Truckin influenced by all the tight Blues for Allah material.
Dang the jam in N.F.A is yummy!
This is also a free show I am assuming.
This is a generous helping of Dead for a freebie don't you think!
"Let's have another party like this again sometime"-Phil
Reviewer:Half a Mile from Tucson-000
October 8, 2013 Subject:
One More Saturday Night, Chapter 3
Hiatus Dead! Well played set list from 75. Really nice Franklin's and great jams throughout. King Solomon's Marbles is always a terrific groove. Wish they could have busted out with a space-addled Blues For Allah jam, but beggars certainly cannot be choosers. It's also cool to hear some of these tunes in their infancy with slightly altered arrangements and lyrical delivery.
February 6, 2013 Subject:
My first time digging into some 1975 Dead--a very obscure period indeed. This is an incredible recording of a very special show. Things get a little ragged at times, but word has it that the boys were very high for this one--more than excusable for the quality and creativity...
I especially dig the thundering bass and crisp sound of Music Never Stopped.
A shame that the Dead did not play as many shows during 1975, but it was probably the long overdue break that made the rare shows so creative.
5 Stars and then some.
December 5, 2012 Subject:
Maybe not an era most are familiar with - but take a listen to this and try not to be swept away on the carpet ride... Franklin's Tower is exquisite.
October 22, 2012 Subject:
75 sweetness, Monster sound Quality Meaty balanced bass even @ Hi temp! Help>Slip rich jazzy Music primo. MONSTER Frankins!!!! NFA stellar launchin into MEGA GDTRFBADD ASS!
neat slice, great matrix 5star recording, 4.5 playing
"aegret" needs to listen 2 matrix with BOTH EARS & open mind, as if he was front row hearing both monitors and wall of sound i love both AUD & Boards
this is a Primo matrix!!! Have a Joygasm on franklins,GDTRFBas ass!!!
March 7, 2012 Subject:
Sounds awesome...thanks for the meaty sound..wonder who the kid was being born.
July 26, 2011 Subject:
Listen to the Aud
McCabes MTX of this is way better but the Aud still is better than the MTX... Why F' with a perfect thing...
January 7, 2011 Subject:
Not to be an obscurist but I think '75 was a great year for the Dead. The time off did them some good. Excellent copy of a great show - thanks for posting.
ps. Seriously who goes to a concert (even if it is the Dead) at 9 months into pregnancy?? However, it would be cool for that baby to tell everyone he/she was born at a Dead show!
Reviewer:Krusty the Baker
December 21, 2009 Subject:
Some of the reasons this is a bit special...
...are that it is that rare thing, a show from '75, and added to that, Keith is playing an electric piano. It's a great sound, very funky. Love it.
November 13, 2009 Subject:
Can't believe how good this sounds. I'm relatively new to this - only got a couple of years of solid listening under my belt - but this is one of the best I've heard. Got onto it thru GDLG thru which I've come to appreciate the AUD. I've always loved a nice soundboard but combined with an AUD it's the best of all possible worlds.
November 11, 2009 Subject:
Probably 4.5 Really fun show and the pregnancy angle adds a laugh or two. Great job Hunter Seamons. It sounds just delightful.
Reviewer:fat lager dude
November 4, 2009 Subject:
Good Day in the Park
This Matrix has just enough of the Bertha version added to Bob Menke and Louis Falanga's exquisite AUD to give it some extra fatness.